VIDEOS: WHAT AFRO-LATINAS LOOK LIKE: Did y'all see this HOT MESS 😠 interview that "The Breakfast Club" (@breakfastclubam
) did yesterday with Dominican-American rapper Amara La Negra (@amaralanegraaln
)?! How does Charlamagne (@cthagod
) stare at an obviously black woman & seriously ask her about her race?! 😏😕 How does one live in New York City -- home to a TON of Afro-Latinx folks -- & not know what an Afro-Latina is? 😣 How does one even have a Puerto Rican grandfather (ahem, DJ Envy @djenvy
, heard off-camera) & not know what an Afro-Latina is? And then fix one's mouth (in the full interview) to say, "I thought you were black until you spoke [Spanish]"?! So there are no Spanish-speaking black folks?! And then they played dumb when Amara discussed battling racism/colorism as a dark-skinned black female rapper trying to break into the USA entertainment industry (knowing damn well, as DJs, that no dark-skinned black female singer or rapper OF ANY NATIONALITY OR ETHNICITY has had a solo Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in YEARS (10-20 years?) & previously the Latin American market. I'm not even Afro-Latina or a hip hop fan, & I rolled my eyes at the nonsense. #readsomebooks #googleisyourfriend #farmoreenslavedafricanswenttolatinamerica #thantousa
Video courtesy of @theafrolatindiaspora.
Latinas are of ANY race. "Black" (race) & "Latina" (ethnicity) aren't mutually exclusive. Afro-Latinas can have 2 black parents, only 1 black parent, or both parents or 1 parent can self-identify as mixed-race. Some Afro-Latinas are pure black (or very close to it), & could easily blend into any West African city. Others are mixed-race. There are mostly black neighborhoods, towns, cities, & provinces/states in Latin America. 😱 #getapassport
In response, I've created a brief video (swipe left 👈) of beauty queens who self-identify as *black* (not mixed-race, so as not to further confuse "The Breakfast Club" folks) and are of Latin origin. All Latin American countries are repped in the video, except Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, & Uruguay (only because I currently don't know of any BPQs in these countries). #soylatina #iamlatina #afrolatinas #blatinas